Label quality inspection
Detect label defects or errors and meet quality standards
Food and beverage product labels contain product-specific data such as origin, date, expiry, amount, or class. In many factories, machine vision controls the alignment and placement of labels, as well as the inspection. Smudged ink and low-contrast printing commonly affect print and apply inkjet labels, jeopardizing the readability of many barcodes. Barcode printing errors and poor label quality require manual intervention, slowing down production and presenting challenges to vendors and partners.
During the label application process, many defects are hard to detect due to the orientation on the belt and the curved surfaces of items. Quality inspections ensure product labeling is defect- and error-free. Machine vision systems with surface detection technology ensure labels are applied cleanly and squarely without wrinkles, air bubbles, rips, or other raised errors.
In-Sight vision systems with feature extraction technology use lighting and software algorithms to create high-contrast images which enhance the 3D features. It catches errors and defects such as torn, ripped, or warped labels. Monochrome and color models identify color errors and inspect labels for consistency and quality in size, shape, color, and texture. This quality control measure reduces the incidence of error, helps meet label quality standards, and guarantees customer satisfaction.